State Approval of Out-of-State Providers

Student Complaints

That ruling was targeted only at § 600.9(c) of the federal regulations. It has no impact on the remaining regulations including § 668.43 (b) Institutional Information which requires institutions to provide prospective and enrolled students the institutions accreditation information and contact information for filing complaints:

§ 668.43 (b) Institutional Information:  The institution must make available for review to any enrolled or prospective student upon request, a copy of the documents describing the institution's accreditation and its State, Federal, or tribal approval or licensing. The institution must also provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filing complaints with its accreditor and with its State approval or licensing entity and any other relevant State official or agency that would appropriately handle a student's complaint.

For more information about the student complaint expectations, see our blog posts: Federal Student Complaint Regulation - Clarifying Misconceptions and Further Clarification about Federal Complain Process.

Compiled by:

Russ PoulinRussell Poulin
Director, Policy and Analysis
WCET - WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
Phone: (303) 541-0305  


Marianne BoekeMarianne Boeke
Senior Research Associate, NCHEMS
Phone: (303) 497-0357


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